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Buncombe County rule change prompts building rush

Postby admin » Tue Jul 11, 2006 3:43 pm

Buncombe County rule change prompts rush on mountainside building

The Associated Press
ASHEVILLE, N.C.

New regulations to control housing density on steeply sloped mountainsides have prompted a rush of permit applications from developers who hoped to beat the imposition of the new rules.

The surge, in turn, has provoked worry among Buncombe County officials and environmentalists that the Asheville area is becoming too popular for its own good.

The new rules went into effect July 1, and the county received 23 applications for subdivisions just before the deadline, commissioner David Young said...

http://www.fayettevillenc.com/local/article_ap?id=88165
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Re: Buncombe County rule change prompts building rush

Postby S » Tue Jul 11, 2006 7:59 pm

admin wrote:Buncombe County rule change prompts rush on mountainside building

The Associated Press
ASHEVILLE, N.C.

.......The surge, in turn, has provoked worry among Buncombe County officials and environmentalists that the Asheville area is becoming too popular for its own good..........


No suprise here. This concern is as plain as day if you live here and get out any. Remember, the bigger the boom, the bigger the bust.

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Re: Buncombe County rule change prompts building rush

Postby MurphyMobile » Tue Jul 11, 2006 8:56 pm

S wrote:
No suprise here. This concern is as plain as day if you live here and get out any. Remember, the bigger the boom, the bigger the bust.

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Hopefull the developers will slide into a cesspool.
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Re: Buncombe County rule change prompts building rush

Postby etowah » Tue Jul 11, 2006 9:25 pm

MurphyMobile wrote:
S wrote:
No suprise here. This concern is as plain as day if you live here and get out any. Remember, the bigger the boom, the bigger the bust.

S

Hopefull the developers will slide into a cesspool.




Uh -real estate "tanking" in Florida? Don't think so.
Where does Young think the money to build many of these
Buncombe County houses comes from?
Finally, some sanity about the mountainside building.
He who keeps on dropping the ball doesn't
want to be in the game.
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Postby Nadine » Wed Jul 12, 2006 8:40 pm

Speaking of the Sunshine State, did anyone see this interesting bit in the Mountain Express:

Tviedt is the research director for the Asheville Metro Business Research Center, an organ of the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce. Last week he guided a roomful of business owners, realtors, tourism moguls and media types gathered at the Renaissance Asheville Hotel through the 2006 Asheville Metro Economy Outlook.

The good news? "Very stable" job creation, record-breaking employment (170,600 people currently hold jobs), and year-to-year, a steady rise in health-services jobs. Within the industrial sector, while old-school manufacturing's edifice might be crumbling, new, highly specialized trades are offsetting the loss of jobs. "Manufacturing probably needs a new name," Tviedt said. "But it's not drying up. It's not going away."

Tviedt, a self-professed number cruncher, is as at ease with regression and variance as he is with a roomful of listeners. He showed himself to be a bit of a myth buster, too. Think Asheville's population growth is explosive? Nope. It's holding to about 1.5 percent annually, what it's been for the past 30 years. Think the mountains are being overwhelmed by a Sunshine State tide? Think again. Nearly half of the current growth comes from within our own state.
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Postby Zeilstern » Sat Jul 15, 2006 4:07 pm

Dont have my compound interest tables in front of me but 1.5% annually sustained over 30 years means the population has almost doubled in the last 30 years(!).

And couldn't your last sentence be rephrased as:
"More than half the current growth comes from outside the state".

I guess it's all in how you phrase it.
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